June 21, 2017
Just ask anyone who has ever had to deal with a loose or ill-fitting denture and they will tell you — it’s the worst. The stress that your teeth will slip around when you’re enjoying a laugh with friends, or the discomfort of trying to eat a meal with teeth that just don’t fit the way they should… it can be difficult to live with a traditional denture. Fortunately, your dentist in Allen offers a wonderful solution with implant dentistry. By surgically placing a sturdy foundation of dental implants, we can help you enjoy a stable smile for a lifetime to come.
How Implant Dentures Work
A complete denture can be secured using a predetermined number of dental implants, usually around eight, depending on the size and strength of your jaw. These dental implants provide a sturdy base for the denture that is affixed on top, and they also provide the blood flow and stimulation your jaw needs to stay healthy and whole. After tooth loss, nutrient distribution to the jaw slows down — but dental implants get it going again. Dental implants stabilize the jaw to help it stay healthy and whole in a way that traditional dentures just can’t.
An implant denture is still removable, just like your traditional one. Take it out to soak at night before you go to bed, and be sure to clean it thoroughly after each meal. When you are ready to put an implant denture back in, simply click it into the dental implants and get back to eating, speaking, and smiling with full confidence!
Benefits of Implant Dentures vs. Multiple Implants
A common alternative to an implant denture is replacing the teeth with multiple implants or bridges. However, when all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing, replacing each one with an individual implant would be unnecessarily costly and highly invasive. Implant dentures offer a more efficient solution.
The added benefits of implant dentures include…
- Renewed ability to eat what you like
- No need for denture creams or adhesives
- Far more comfortable than a traditional denture
- A long lasting solution
Are You a Candidate?
Dental implants require plenty of healthy bone structure for successful anchoring. If significant volume has been lost due to the missing teeth, your dentist may recommend a bone grafting procedure to create a suitable environment for dental implants. Patients should be healthy enough to heal from an invasive procedure to benefit from an implant retained denture. Uncontrolled diabetes, advanced stage cancers, and other diseases affecting the immune system may preclude your eligibility for dental implants. Smoking or tobacco use also significantly inhibits the success of dental implants.
Let’s Discuss Implant Dentures Today!
If you are missing an entire row of teeth, or if you are on the brink of total tooth loss, it’s time to find security in dental implants. We can’t wait to help you enjoy a complete smile once again with an implant denture! Get in touch with the Ryan Dental Group to get started.